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Equity solutions in education receive support from new RISE Education fund

By: - September 9, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis today announced a new fund meant to support innovations and close equity gaps in schools. The $32.7 million fund — called Response, Innovation, and Student Equity Education, or RISE Education — is available to high-needs school districts, charter schools and public institutions of higher learning, according to a press release from the […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8

By: and - September 8, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Brittany Bowlen, of the Denver Broncos, and Sarah Tuneberg, […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 3

By: and - September 3, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 3 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and economic resiliency. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy, […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 26

By: and - August 26, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 26 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and economic resiliency. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. State Sens. Jeff Bridges and Faith […]

Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan B. Coats will retire in January

By: - August 19, 2020

Nathan B. Coats, the chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, will retire in January, the court announced on Wednesday. Coats has served as chief justice since 2018, and was appointed as a justice on the court by Gov. Bill Owens in 2000. He will reach the Colorado Constitution’s mandatory retirement age of 72 in […]

‘Stay vigilant’ to protect mail-in voting system, cautions AG Weiser

By: - August 8, 2020

Phil Weiser, the Colorado attorney general, expressed confidence in the integrity of the state’s mail-in voting system and its ability to defeat a legal challenge to the system. But he acknowledged a need to be on guard against ways President Trump or members of his administration might compromise the vote, specifically if Trump campaign-friendly leadership […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 update at 3:15 p.m., Aug. 4

By: and - August 4, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 3:15 p.m., Aug. 4, on Colorado’s response to COVID-19. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Watch below for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook. As of Aug. 3, Colorado had 47,968 cases of […]

Bill meant to prevent opioid abuse vetoed

By: - July 3, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday vetoed a bill that contained measures to prevent opioid addiction and abuse of other substances.  House Bill 20-1085 was introduced in early January, during the start of the 2020 General Assembly, and the Legislature passed it during its recent pared-down, COVID-abbrevitated session. But Polis objected to the measure’s projected costs. […]

New state advisory board will bring inclusivity to place names

By: - July 2, 2020

A new state advisory board will help bring “inclusivity and transparency” to the naming of geological points and landmarks, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Jared Polis. The board, called the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board and created by executive order, will evaluate proposals for new names, name changes, and “name […]

Organizers plan Capitol event and call on Gov. Polis to ‘cancel rent’

By: - June 30, 2020

Organizers with the Denver Democratic Socialists of America and other advocates plan an event at the Colorado Capitol lawn to highlight the risk of eviction for thousands of Colorado renters and to call on Gov. Jared Polis to take action. “We’ll be setting up tents and banners across the Capitol lawn, calling on the governor […]

Bow Mar achieves highest Census response rate

By: - June 30, 2020

Residents in the town of Bow Mar so far have achieved the highest rate of response to the 2020 Census compared to other Colorado municipalities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As of Tuesday, Bow Mar registered a response rate of 88.7%. Bow Mar is a statutory town west of Denver with a population of […]

Gov. Polis issues series of COVID-related executive orders

By: - June 30, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis issued a series of executive orders in recent days as part of Colorado’s response to COVID-19. One of the executive orders extends an expansion of telehealth services. Telehealth, in which providers and patients meet remotely, is deemed a safer way for consultations to proceed during the pandemic. The extension will expire July […]